The Killers expand their UK tour dates

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Las Vegas band are due to hit the road next month

The Killers have expanded their UK tour, adding a new date in Liverpool.

The Las Vegas band are due to hit the road next month kicking off with two shows at Birmingham Genting Arena on November 6 and 7 before wrapping up at London’s O2 Arena on 27 and 28.

Now the band have added a show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on November 9.  Tickets for the new date go on general sale at 10am on October 21.

See The Killers’ updated UK and Ireland tour dates below:

November
06 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
07 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
09 – Liverpool Echo Arena
10 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
13 – Arena, Manchester
14 – Arena, Manchester
16 – 3Arena, Dublin
17 – SSE Arena Belfast, Belfast
19 – first direct Arena, Leeds
20 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
21 – AECC BHGE Arena, Aberdeen
23 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
25 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
27 – O2 Arena, London
28 – O2 Arena, London

Meanwhile, Howling Bells frontwoman Juanita Stein was recently announced as the support act for The Killers’ forthcoming arena tour. She released her debut solo album ‘America’ back in August, and she will perform cuts from the record during her support slot.

The Killers recently covered two Tom Petty songs in tribute to the late music icon.

Petty passed away earlier this month (October 2) at the age of 66. Since his death, the likes of Coldplay, The National and Father John Misty have all covered his music live.

During their headline set at Austin City Limits festival, The Killers played renditions of Petty’s tracks ‘American Girl’ and ‘The Waiting’.

“It was just like somebody stabbed you in the heart when you heard that he died,” frontman Brandon Flowers told the crowd.

The band also recently celebrated their their first number one in the US with latest album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’.

Despite having scored five number one albums in the UK, this is the first time The Killers have reached the top spot in their home country. Their previous highest charting record was ‘Sam’s Town’, which reached number two.

‘Wonderful Wonderful’ sold 118,000 album equivalent units in its first week in the US, 111,000 of which were traditional album sales. It knocked Foo Fighters‘ ‘Concrete And Gold’ from the top spot.